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Elephant & Castle (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Good1
Batemans - Rosey NoseyGood1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0

Visits Details

14 Dec 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Good honest house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Batemans - Rosey Nosey4.90Good
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
01 Jun 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. Middle handpump had its enormous generic guest beer pump clip turned round.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00GoodBrewed not to offend anyone
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried

About the Elephant & Castle

Summary of Beer Scores

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Good2
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Website.

The pub is found in Woolwich, Greater London, SE18 6JY.

Located in Green's End just down from the DLR station and on the very edge of Beresford Square with its recently reduced size street market. Originally a Beasley's Brewery of Plumstead tied house taken over by Courage in 1963. A market traders' and market users' pub. A single storey building with two entrances but one internal bar. On one wall there is a superb mural (now partly obscured by a large screen TV) showing Woolwich's Beresford Square in the late 40s or early 50s (certainly whilst trams were still running). It atmospherically shows cobbles, trams, tramlines, costermongers and their bustling stalls and the heavy security presence on the Woolwich Arsenal main gate. Mainly a lager haunt but keeps up a real ale presence from 3 handpumps. At one time regularly sold Brains Bitter.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 3 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 6JY